Are you looking for a painting convention? Good news! Several of our Chapters are hosting events with great line-ups of classes and vendors. Here are some upcoming events this summer and fall:
Heart of Ohio Tole Chapter’s 37th Convention – “Cooking Up Some Painting Fun”“
Cooking Up Some Painting Fun” is hosted by the Heart of Ohio Tole Chapter, Inc., known affectionately to its members as HOOT. Register for painting classes, visit the Art Show, view painting demonstrations, go to the exhibit sales floor, and shop for that “special” item in the gift shop. The event is open to the public.
When: August 14-19, 2017
Where: Arena Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel & Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio
Raindrop Chapter Convention – “Paint A Season of Memories”
“Paint A Season of Memories” is hosted by the Raindrop Chapter. It offers painting classes for everyone from beginners to advanced, an art show, an exhibitor hall, special events and more. You do not have to be a SDP or Raindrop member to attend.
When: September 13-17, 2017
Where: Holiday Inn, Portland Airport, Portland, Oregon
New England Traditions – “Imagine! Create! Inspire!”
“Imagine! Create! Inspire!” is sponsored by New England Chapters Council, which is made up of the following Chapters: Capitolers, Connecticut Society of Decorative Painters, Connecticut Yankee Painters, Sea Strokes of Maine Decorative Painters, Tole’n ME, White Mountain Decorative Painters’ Guild, and Yankee Heritage Tole Chapter. Come for many painting classes in various mediums and skill levels. Learn about new products and techniques at the various demonstrations happening through out the week. Bring a friend as attendees do not need to be a member of the Society of Decorative Painters or any painting group.
When: October 3-8, 2017
Where: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center, Marlborough, Massachusetts
OKC Painting Palooza – “Witchy Wonders”
“Witchy Wonders” Bring your painting friends, best Halloween costume and be “spellbound” with fun, laughter and great classes. The 2017 beneficiary is the Regional Food Bank; please bring non-perishable food items to be donated. SDP membership is not required to participate.
When: October 23-28, 2017
Where: Sheraton Hotel / Reed Center, Midwest City, Oklahoma
Save the Date!
Our 46th Annual SDP International Conference & Expo will take place May 8-12, 2018 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. Interested in teaching a class? Teacher applications are open and will be accepted online through July 28. Interested in exhibiting? Complete and submit the 2018 exhibit contract. Interested in attending? Class information and registration will open later this year. If you have any questions, contact our office at (316) 269-9300 or SDP@decorativepainters.org.